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9, 2000, Gazette)
province no island
Although the MUN Gazette
has a two-week arrival delay at my address, I feel compelled
to respond to Kelley Powers troubling article in the Jan.
27 issue, titled Canadiana 1000: An Introductory Course.
course, Ms. Power is so correct. There is a huge need for more
quality and quantity education about our country and province.
She is gracious in acknowledging her own weakness in this regard.
However, when she decries the lack of understanding
expressed by other Canadians about Newfoundland itself, and speaks
of them as being misinformed about this island and
having a lack of understanding of this islands climate,
economy and culture, she is obviously quite unaware of
her own very ironic fundamental error in her statement. Ms. Power,
please take note, along with all your MUN associates, that this
province is not an island. Reading such ubiquitous insular blinkered
mistakes is like a red rag to a bull for Labradorian citizens.
Power suggests that we look first at our primary and secondary
schools. Good idea, but lets start with an accurate proportional
map of the whole province, and remove the present misleading
insular chart still hanging in most classrooms, and government
and media offices in Newfoundland.
Mud Lake, Labrador